- Most US judges said that Supreme Court justices should be bound by a code of ethics. Many were surprised to discover that they are not.
- Among the judges who responded against requiring such a code, there were concerns about who could enforce it.
- The question comes amid repeated reports of ethical failings among justices and as the country’s highest court is expected to announce more than a dozen decisions in the coming weeks on issues including abortion, guns, immigration and the environment. ambient.
Hundreds of judges in the United States said that US Supreme Court justices should be bound by a code of ethics, and many said they were surprised to find that was not the case.
The National Judicial College surveyed judges across the country on whether the Supreme Court should be held to a higher standard. The poll came amid a controversial and high-profile U.S. Supreme Court schedule that involved questions of bias, as well as investigations into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s family ties to the 9/6 insurrection. January 2021 at the US Capitol